Is IGCSE the right choice for your Child’s future When an excited teenager thinks about their future their usual queries centre around the most pondered thought: “So, what grades should one get to be accepted in a good university?”. But in today’s world, the right question students and parents should be asking is, how do we thrive in universities to excel and thereby build better prospects. To achieve the same following qualities are needed.
The first is the ability to think independently, and know when and how to ask for help. The child thought to be an independent thinker early on won’t find himself lost when exposed to a larger community. Cambridge education is built on this foundation where a child is trained to be a curious learner.
Secondly, exposure to other cultures and/or backgrounds during a student’s high school can help prepare for a successful transition to university. This does not mean students have to live or travel to many places, but students should have made an effort to engage with ‘others’.A course like Cambridge International AS&A Level Global Perspectives & Research prepares a student well for both individual and group study. Students will learn to be able to collaborate and work with others, not only at university but also later in life. They will also know to ‘hold their own and formulate their thoughts and questions. Universities aim to train these skills in students, but the earlier students start engaging with them the better, as skill-building takes time.
Thirdly a student should be able to address various problems from different perspectives as the world of work is not divided into different disciplines. Hence the solutions to various problems have to be resolved by looking at them from a different point of view.
This learning approach is integrated into Cambridge International Education. Hence Cambridge International Education /IGCSE prepares a student well in advance to be a global student.